Michi Meko – a skilled interdisciplinary artist and colorful personality that has established himself as the South’s preeminent creative,with an uncanny ability to inspire an urbanized aesthetic that is innovative, challenging and thoughtful.The works allude to conditions both physical and psychological. His work is a proclamation of strength, perseverance and remembrance.Michi Meko is a member of the collective Sunday Southern Art Revival and the collaborative duo TindelMichi. Meko is also a founding member of the think tank Smoke School of Art. Michi’s works have been commissioned and included in many private and corporate permanent collections including Scion Toyota Motor Company,Project Alabama, King & Spalding, Stankonia and the CW Network.
My work as a interdisciplinary artist draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. I have developed a system of gathering that allows hybridizing and remixing the contents into a multilingual dialect that endows ordinary and rejected objects with historic and spiritual powers. By reworking and mashing up iconography the works began to establish a new identity. An identity with possibilities of life to come, giving voice to the forgotten and demonstrating significant resiliency and strength that offers hope and possibility. The works allude to conditions both physical and psychological. This work is a proclamation of perseverance and remembrance.